Brendon Hartley has been given the all-clear by a local hospital in Montreal following his crash with Lance Stroll on the opening lap of the Canadian Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed.

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Hartley was attempting to pass Stroll around the outside of Turn 5 on the first lap, only for the Williams driver to get a snap of oversteer that squeezed his rival into the wall.

The crash saw Hartley's car tip up onto the wall briefly before eventually coming to rest in the run-off area at Turn 6, having collected Stroll in the process, with both drivers immediately being eliminated from the race.

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While he was able to get out of his car unassisted, Hartley was taken to hospital for a check-up following the clash, with the FIA confirming around two hours after the race that he had been given the all clear.

"The driver was taken to hospital for further investigations following his examination at the track medical centre," an FIA spokesperson said.

"All of the tests have been completed, two ECGs are normal, and Hartley will come back to the circuit by helicopter."

Race control did briefly investigate the clash, but put it down as a racing incident.

"Going into Turn 5 I was side-by-side with Brendon and the car got loose on me," Stroll explained. "I corrected it but it was too late. By the time I corrected it we were side-by-side and I touched him. There wasn’t enough room for the both of us so we went into the wall.

Asked if it was a racing incident, Stroll said: "Yes, it is racing and things like that happen on first with cars side-by-side. That’s how it goes sometimes."

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